Imatinib interferes with the growth of some cancer cells. Imatib Imatinib is used to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It is also used to treat certain tumors of the stomach and digestive system. Imatinib may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
There are many generic manufacturers in India who manufacture Imatinib Capsules 100 & 400 mg including Cipla etc.
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Patient should take Imatinib capsule with a meal. This will help protect Patient from stomach problems , Swallow the capsules whole with a large glass of water. Do not open or crush the capsules unless you have difficulty in swallowing (e.g. in children). − If Patient is unable to swallow the capsules, Patient can open them and pour the powder into a glass of still water or apple juice. − If Patient is a woman who is pregnant or might get pregnant and are trying to open the capsules, Patient should handle the contents with caution in order to avoid skin-eye contact or inhalation. Patient should wash her hands immediately after opening the capsules.
Very common or common side effects: −
Rapid weight gain – Imatinib may cause your body to retain water (severe fluid retention).
− Signs of infection such as fever, severe chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers- Imatinib can reduce the number of white blood cells.
− Unexpected bleeding or bruising.
Uncommon or rare side effects: −
Chest pain, irregular heart rhythm (signs of heart problems).
− Cough, having difficulty breathing or painful breathing (signs of lung problems).
− Feeling light-headed, dizzy or fainting (signs of low blood pressure).
− Feeling sick (nausea), with loss of appetite, dark-coloured urine, yellow skin or eyes (signs of liver problems).
− Rash, red skin with blisters on the lips, eyes, skin or mouth, peeling skin, fever, raised red or purple skin patches, itching, burning sensation, pustular eruption (signs of skin problems).
− Severe abdominal pain, blood in your vomit, stools or urine, black stools (signs of gastrointestinal disorders).